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"City of Bonn is a success story," says UNSG during visit to UN entities
31 January 2014
During a visit to Germany, UNSG Ban Ki-moon said the "whole UN family" is looking forward to increase conference activities in Bonn after completion of the WCCB. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
UN Secretary-General commends UN campus in Bonn
31 January 2014
During a visit to UN organizations located in Bonn, UNSG Ban Ki-moon said the former German Federal capital, where the UN presence is developing well, is important for the UN. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
Dhaka Tribune feature covers national youth consultations on post-2015 development agenda
29 January 2014
A Dhaka Tribune feature by UN Volunteers Miriam Ebner and Merel Fuchs covers the UNV national youth consultations in Bangladesh on the post-2015 development agenda. Visit site
More about: MDGs  Youth
Countries:  Bangladesh
UNV head of volunteer recruitment shares some tips on getting into the field
06 January 2014
If your resolution for 2014 is to get out from behind a desk and work in the field, Marlise Brenner, head of volunteer recruitment at UN Volunteers, shares some tips on making it happen. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
UNMISS Bentiu IDPs hold first peace meeting
31 December 2013
On New Year's Eve 2013, Solomon Ayiko, a Recovery, Reintegration and Peacebuilding Officer from Canada, now serving at a United Nations Mission in South Sudan camp in Bentiu, Unity State, was among the UNMISS staff who supported the first peace meeting of internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering at the camp. Despite being from opposing sides of the current civil unrest, the camp residents organized the meeting to improve security at the camp. For Solomon, advancing social justice - by removing barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability - is his job.

Currently, there are about 400 UN Volunteers from around the world working with UNMISS in its role of supporting South Sudan in peace building and creating an environment that enables development.

Read more about Solomon and this historic meeting on the UNMISS website: Visit site
Local communities in Somaliland benefit from decentralization with UNDP support
03 December 2013
UN Volunteer Alex Meland (Canada) is a Local Governance Specialist with UNDP in Somalia. There, he is taking part in the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) which aims to strengthen local governance and enhance decentralized services in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia. The programme is the subject of a new video from UNDP. Visit site
More about: Governance
Countries:  Somalia
India holds national consultation on youth volunteerism
12 November 2013
“How can we inspire young people to volunteer and create an ecosystem to support them?” This question and many more were discussed in New Delhi at a National Consultation on Youth Volunteerism organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), the UNDP and UNV on 12 November 2013. The consultation focused on a Plan of Action for implementing the draft National Youth Policy (2013) and a National Youth Volunteer Programme for India, keeping in view the 12thFive-Year Plan and the recommendations of the post-2015 development agenda. Read
Countries:  India
Volunteers vital for development, Bentiu community volunteers say
04 November 2013
UN Volunteer Public Information Officer Anna Adhikhari (Poland), with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) led a forum in Bentiu, for volunteers or “social mobilizers” associated with the South Sudan Trust Rehabilitation and Development Organization, a local NGO running projects in the areas of health, education, environment, water and sanitation, food and agriculture. The social mobilizers, who help the NGO link with communities, said volunteerism was vital in South Sudan's development efforts, for example, affording them access to training they could use to educate communities on topics such as disease prevention and civic participation.

Currently, there are about 400 UN Volunteers from around the world working with UNMISS in its role of supporting South Sudan in peace building and creating an environment that enables development.

Read more about this training session on the UNMISS website: Visit site
Launch of "As We Grow Up" exhibition on gender, love and safe sex launched for Vietnamese young people
01 November 2013
To promote Vietnamese youth and adolescents' awareness and knowledge on gender, love and safe sex, an exhibition entitled "As We Grow Up" was launched today at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The exhibition is a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology (VME) and the One UN in Viet Nam (with UNESCO as the lead agency in collaboration with UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNODC and UNICEF). An international UN Volunteer from Finland supports the process while serving with the UNFPA Viet Nam's Sexual and Reproductive Health team. Read
More about: Health  Youth
Countries:  Viet Nam
Bahrain News Agency reports on meeting with GWS honorary president and UNDP and UNV officials
16 September 2013
The UNDP Resident-Representative in Bahrain and UNV officials met in Manama with Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, honorary president of the Good Word Society (GWS), to discuss UNV's support of a new Voluntary Work Award in his name and how UNV's international expertise in promoting volunteerism could benefit the Kingdom of Bahrain. Visit site

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